An Educationalist whose career in various levels of education has spanned three continents for forty-six years,
Mrs. Sapara-Grant has always asserted that she was not only concerned about reading and writing English properly nor remembering Keats’ “Ode to a Grecian Urn”, nor Ayi Kwei Armah’s “The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born”, but has always been concerned with a holistic education of the person.
“It’s my belief that in the end we should turn out ladies and gentlemen of honour and integrity.
In Ghana, she started her career at St Monica’s Secondary School, Asante Mampong, her alma mater. She then continued at KNUST Secondary School in Kumasi, Holy Child School in Cape Coast and Finally in Aquinas Secondary School in Accra.
On moving to the UK she worked as the examination Secretary at the Institute of Physics, Belgrade Square in London. Following her husband, she then moved to Saudi Arabia where she taught adult Arab ladies, without infringing or offending their conservative Moslem values, at Gulf Institute for Women.
Her next move was to Muscat in Oman where she worked in various capacities at the Muscat International School, Ahmed Bin Majid School and finally at Al Sahwa Schools.
Mrs. Grant, as she likes to be called, returned to Ghana and worked as Head of Middle and Upper School at Association International School.
Mrs. Grant is known for her adherence to discipline, productivity and teamwork. She believes that her God-given talent is in the way she relates to and works with people.
Should you at any time ask her what she considers the most important attribute in an educated person, she would respond, without hesitation: “ the one who knows and practices the three “R’s”; not Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, as was known in the old days, but one who has RESPECT!
Respect for self
Respect for others
Respect for the environment.
When I look at Ghana’s stage of development @60 compared to where we were at Independence, I know we have to ‘hit the ground running.
Every effort that needs to be made to make TOR a beacon of light is contained in the “Vision” and “Mission” of the company. It is my fervent hope that the Board, dedicated Executive Management team and the entire workforce would walk the talk to achieve not only the Vision and Mission, but also the Objectives as set out by the Company.”
She joined the Board of Directors of TOR in March 2017.